Roxane Zand. Geometry and Art in the Modern Middle East edited by Roxane Zand texts by Roxane Zand and Sussan Babaie
Harvard and Oxford educated, Roxane Zand DL, has had a longstanding career in the art world. She is an arts editor for the Ismaili Institute’s Encyclopaedia Islamica, and was for 15 years Sothebys Deputy Chairman for the Middle East. Currently she sits on a number of Boards, including the Arab Fund for Art and Culture (AFAC) and the Tate Modern Middle East Committee. She has authored several books, and frequently speaks on leading industry-related panels. She is also a regular lecturer at the Sothebys Institute of Art, and has curated a number of art exhibitions, most recently ‘Portrait of a Nation II’ organized by Abu Dhabi Music and Art Foundation. She was appointed as Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London in recognition for her contribution to the arts.
She currently runs an independent Art Advisory service (ZandFineArts) that specializes in curatorial projects, strategy, acquisitions, and project management.
Geometry and Art in the Modern Middle East edited by Roxane Zand texts by Roxane Zand and Sussan Babaie
A comprehensive survey on Islamic geometry in modern and contemporary art
In a groundbreaking volume about the use of Islamic geometry in modern and contemporary art from the region, Middle East art expert and Sothebys Deputy Chairman Roxane Zand, and Dr Sussan Babaie professor of Islamic arts at the Courtauld Institute of Art of the University of London, explore ways in which traditional geometric legacies are applied and interpreted in new contexts. Dr Babaie’s scholarly essay traces the significance of geometry in the history of Islamic arts, looking at the emergence of modernisms of the Middle East through the prism of selected works by twenty artists and their multidisciplinary practices. Their works underscore the distinctive ways geometry, a universal heritage, has inspired the art of the region. Lavishly illustrated and bound, the book is aimed at both the general user and those with academic interest.